Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death on teachers order

Nov 01 2013, 02:03 IST
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SummaryThe teacher allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the report quoted relatives and neighbour as saying.

A 10-year-old Chinese boy jumped 30 floors to his death after failing to write a self-criticism letter demanded by his teacher, state media reported Thursday.

The fifth-grade primary school student had been ordered to write a 1,000-character apology by his teacher for talking in class, China National Radio reported on its website, citing a neighbour.

The teacher allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the report quoted relatives and neighbour as saying.

Teacher, I cant do it, was found written in one of his textbooks, CNR said. I flinched several times when I tried to jump from the building.

The child smashed into a parked car beneath the flat where his family live, the West China City News reported.

Investigation is still under way, an official said.

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